Version History of Sothink DHTML Menu

Sothink DHTML Menu 6.6, Build: 60802

Function Enhanced:

  • Support IE7 (Beta) and Opera 9.
  • Add 11 templates in the program.
  • Add link to the web page of Sothink Tree Menu by command Help > Go to > Go to Sothink Tree Menu.
  • Upgrade the Dreamweaver extension from v2.2 to v2.3.
  • In Publish Wizard > "Create a JavaScript (*.js) include file", add extension .asp and .php for saved files in dialog "Save as".

Fixed bugs:

  • In frameset pages, the option is invalid, which is "If the content frame is invalid, display popup menu in the navigation frame instead.".
  • Make wrong explanation to the symbol / (\ converted code) in link.
  • Fail to auto get the js path in the browser Safari.
  • Support the function "Tip Text" in the higher versions of Firefox.
  • If setting em, ex and % for special Head definitions, the error comes out.


Sothink DHTML Menu 6.5, Build: 60419

Function Enhanced:

  • Add "Refresh" button on the toolbar.
  • Show the mouse's coordinates in the state bar when pixel is ruler's measurement units.
  • Insert the item "Go to Online Templates" in Help command and append "More" button in the dialog "New from Template" to view the online templates.
  • Add a new template.

Fixed bugs:

  • In the program, the sub-options of "Select" button are grey out if floating the menu tree panel.
  • In Edit Mode, the menu can not pop up and highlight more than the third level sub menu when "Show sub menu after clicking" is set.


Sothink DHTML Menu 6.4, Build: 60317

Function Enhanced:

  • The custom cursors (file format *.cur) are available in Firefox 1.5+ on Windows.

Fixed bugs:

  • The program crashes down when clicking the item that links to *.doc file in preview window with ruler.
  • The custom cursor displays wrongly after publishing.
  • The Edit button is invalid in the dialog of Configure External Browsers.


Sothink DHTML Menu 6.4, Build: 60227

Fixed bugs:

  • Optimize the converting wizard, which can upgrade the menu code in the web pages to latest version. The old menu code is generated by version 4.0 to 6.0.
  • Choosing "auto highlight current item", the function "Clear highlighted item’s link" works incorrectly.
  • The icon’s width of one item affects on the other icons’ at the same level for the horizontal menu.
  • On the MAC, the popup menu may not appear in IE.


Sothink DHTML Menu 6.4, Build: 60116

New Feature:

  • Modify the settings of "Copy relevant resource files" in Publish Wizard.
  • Change the method of moving for the scrollable menu. The menu scrolls slowly when mouse moves over scrolling arrow, and scrolls quickly when keeping scrolling arrow clicked.
  • Optimize the description of web path in Help document.
  • Press down the arrows on the keyboard to select the option in tasks panel.
  • Add Edit button in the dialog "Configure External Browsers".
  • Supplement the item "Unregistered Info" in Help command on the menu bar for the unregistered users.
  • Set three shortcut keys Ctrl+T for Insert Item Before, Ctrl+M for Insert Item After and Ctrl+Q for Insert separator After.
  • Support "rtsp" and "mms" protocol.

Fixed bugs:

  • The position of the color displays wrongly if setting border color for the horizontal pop menu.
  • If the static menu aligns to center or right,editing border displays incorrectly after resizing the panel in edit mode.
  • Inserting the background for the menu item, the function "tile" won't be cancelled for mouse over.
  • The cross-iframe menu can not auto-hide Iframe in the browser Opera.
  • Using the template AniMouseup and setting Cross-frame in Iframe page which includes table, an error dialog pops up.
  • Using plug-in comes out an error in Golive CS2.


Sothink DHTML Menu 6.3, Build: 51115

New Feature:

  • Add ruler function in the program. Press the mouse in intersection and drag the crossing to position the coordinate origin.

Fixed bugs:

  • When scrolling page down, there is an accounting mistake of the height of downward popup menu if it has been set as auto scroll to fit the window height.
  • When setting shadow for popup menu item in the static menu, the menu can not show the whole shadow if including <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html14/loose.dtd"> in webpage.
  • The text is too small in Firefox, Mozilla if font size of the menu shows in em, ex, %.


Sothink DHTML Menu 6.2, Build: 51011

Functions Enhanced:

  • Press F2 or double-click to modify the contents of text or HTML if single item is selected in menu tree. Press "Enter" key or click anywhere to save the
    modification; press "Esc" key to cancel the operation.
  • Set two shortcut keys (Ctrl+P and Ctrl+I) for Insert Separator and Append Sub Menu Item.
  • The unregistered version can be used in 30 days only for evaluation purpose.

Fixed bugs:

  • The separator is too wide in Firefox if the page uses "<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">."
  • The js files come out error in Mozilla or Firefox if clicking the menu item.
  • The highlight function causes higher CPU usage.
  • The js files come out error if there is no "stm_ai(...)" or "stm_aix(...)" between stm_bp(...)and stm_ep(...).
  • The scrollbar masks the menu in Firefox.
  • The error dialog does not popup when adding non-html file as background file.
  • Add tool tips for list, report, preview button in New from Template dialog.
  • Add "file:///" for absolute path in link field.
  • If DHTMLMenu is called in Golive, some error dialogs popup when selecting cursor shape as Help shape in cursor panel and then switching between other panels and cursor panel.
  • The link of the highlighted item still appears in status bar though "highlight parent menu item" and "Clear highlighted item's link" are selected.
  • Unable to input single quotation in link field of menu item.
  • The static menu can not align to left if the page typesetting is rtl.
  • The cross-frame menus can not auto-highlight.
  • Press Shift key and click the linking menu item in IE, which can not open the link in blank window.
  • In cross-frame menu, an error comes out when clicking a top-level popup item that has link.
  • Menu can not display in Mozilla 1.0 or Mozilla 1.1 on Windows system.
  • Open a frameset page in FrontPage or Dreamweaver. If clicking the DHTMLMenu widget button to insert a menu to a frame page within frameset, an error pops up.


Sothink DHTML Menu 6.1, Build: 50831

Functions Enhanced:

  • Add a notice dialog when opening a PGT file created by earlier version, which tells the users some instructions.
  • When opening the earlier PGT that used cross-frame function, Cross-Frame panel will show the relevant settings.

Fixed bugs:

  • In version 6.0, the FrontPage add-in program can not run in FrontPage 2000.
  • In Edit Mode, the red border is displayed wrongly if users position the menu center or right and resize the program window.
  • When users define <td> tag in CSS files, it affects menu's font setting.
  • The image can not be located center when using image as Separator.
  • There is a bug if inputting "<" or ">" in link field.
  • The item's position is displayed incorrectly in the generated Site Map if there is a separator in the menu.
  • The dialog, "Place to display Menu", can not show on Windows 98 after selecting a page to insert a DHTML menu.
  • Using cross-frame menu, the position of popup menu will offset after dragging the scrollbar of frame window.
  • The menu can not show when the preference of Opera is set as "Identify as Opera".
  • The browser locks up if menu's header code has been added to one page more than once.
  • The delay time varies for showing horz's and vert's popup menu when setting "Delay time".
  • The "auto-scroll" function may be invalid in floating menu if there are more than one DHTML menu in a same page.
  • The inputted content of status can not show for the menu item without linking.
  • An error comes out if user has inputted quotation marks in status content.


Sothink DHTML Menu 6.0, Build: 50810

New Feature:

  • Use new engine in DHTMLMenu 6.0 to speed up menu loading so it uses new js files instead of stm31.js.
  • Optimize the JavaScript source files so they will be loaded dynamically to accelerate menu loading.
  • New added edit mode for menu that enables users to view the popup menu item when configuring it.
  • User can choose an HTML file as to preview the menu in it.
  • Right click a menu item and choose "edit..." or double-click it to switch to menu item general panel.
  • When launching the program, it will show the template list by default.
  • Change the method of publishing cross-frame menu. Users do not need to paste code to each loaded page.
  • Support setting the exactly scrolling width or height of popup menu.
  • Add a new popup effect -- slip.
  • Support displaying the highlighted popup item automatically.
  • Add a new type of menu -- right-click to show menu.
  • Users can set the cursor shape for linked and unlinked items.
  • Users can exchange the place of icon and arrow.
  • Support highlighting menu item in cross frame menu.
  • Support not hiding popup menu even when mouse out.


Sothink DHTML Menu 5.2, Build: 50610

Fixed Bugs:

  • Can not open the link of cross-frame menu in Internet Explorer.


Sothink DHTML Menu 5.2, Build: 50603

New Features:

  • The program can work on Virtual PC for Mac now.

Fixed Bugs:

  • When clicking a link targeted to a new window, the target window will
    display behind the current window.
  • The 1-pixel separator of horizontal menu displays as 2-pixels in Internet
    Explorer.
  • The cell padding and cell spacing work incorrectly in Netscape 4.


Sothink DHTML Menu 5.2, Build: 50525

Fixed Bugs:

  • When clicking Back button in IE, the separator may be twisted.
  • In IE 6, if user defines the event "onbeforeunload", an error message
    will pop up when clicking the menu link.
  • The panel "Task" and "Settings" can not be closed while floating.
  • When moving multiple items at one time, the order of menu items may
    be changed.


Sothink DHTML Menu 5.1, Build: 50412

Fixed Bugs:

  • Publish Wizard does not support inserting menu into UTF-8 encoded html files.
  • Moving a menu item may cause the item width or height to be lost.
  • The uppercase characters in the URLs are always converted to lowercase while generating site map.
  • Sometimes after user clicked the back button of Internet Explorer, the page may become misaligned.


Sothink DHTML Menu 5.1, Build: 50331

Fixed Bugs:

  • The setup program may crash on Windows 98 system.
  • The task panel displays incorrectly if Window Blinds is used.
  • The item text is too small while specifying the font size in "em".


Sothink DHTML Menu 5.0, Build: 50303

New Features:

  • New user-friendly interface.
  • Support defining the width of horizontal menu in pixel or percentage.
  • Enable to set the width and height of each menu item.
  • Set the font size in inch, cm, mm, Pica(pc), em, ex or percentage and also can set the font size as xx-small, x-small, small, medium, large, x-large or xx-large.
  • Support inputting values for special color such as windowtext, windowframe or blue.

Bug Fixed:

  • For the program:
    1. Fixed the bug that the Link Prefix and Target Frame were not applied to the links generated by the SiteMap.
    2. Fixed the bug that the image used by Separator was not added to the resource list.
    3. Fixed the bug that after you dragged and dropped a menu item, it can not be selected again in windows 2000.

For the script:
1. Fixed a JavaScript error prompting when using some IE browsers.
2. Fixed a problem for a cross iframe menu that the position of its popup menu would shift a little bit while scrolling the page.



Sothink DHTML Menu 4.4, Build: 40614

New features:

  • Fixed some minor bugs.
  • Support Konqueror 3.0+ on Linux/Unix.

Fixed Bugs:

  • Fixed the bug that highlight top-level items of cross-frame menu after clicked.
  • Fixed a bug in item auto-highlighting.
  • Fixed a bug while running the Publish Wizard on Windows 98.
  • Fixed the bug of adding duplicate backslash to Script Path.
  • Fixed a problem while dragging & dropping items in the menu tree.


Sothink DHTML Menu 4.4, Build: 40517

New features:

  • Support Konqueror 3.0+ on Linux/Unix.

Fixed Bugs:

  • Fixed the bug that highlight top-level items of cross-frame menu after clicked.
  • Fixed a bug in item auto-highlighting.
  • Fixed a bug while running the Publish Wizard on Windows 98.
  • Fixed the bug of adding duplicate backslash to Script Path.
  • Fixed a problem while dragging & dropping items in the menu tree.


Sothink DHTML Menu 4.3, Build: 31226

New features:

  • Scrollable popup menus are available (IE5.0+ supports).
  • Support highlighting items that link to current page you are browsing.
  • Floating menu scrolls more smoothly.
  • Support specifying Script Path and Image Path separately.
  • When clicking a menu link, pressing SHIFT key at the same time can open the link in new window.
  • Support Safari browser on MAC OS X.

Optimized Features:

  • If you have not chosen the "If the content frame is invalid, display popup menu in the navigation frame instead", the generated code for cross-frame menu will be less than previous version.
  • Configuration of Cross-Frame Wizard now can be saved in *.pgt file.

Fixed Bugs:

  • Fixed the problem that in some case, the "[object]" text error occurred in IE browser after clicking a link that used window.open JavaScript.
  • Fixed the problem that when clicking "Back" button of browser to return to the page, the menu changed under some special conditions.
  • Fixed the bug that the horizontal menu items are not in same height in some browser.
  • Fixed the bug that when the item image's width and height are set to 0, this menu item can not be viewed in Netscape 6+.


Sothink DHTML Menu 4.2, Build: 30519

New Features:

  • Support changing mouse cursor to hand shape when cursor moves over a menu item link in all browsers.
  • Menu can run in all agents of Opera 5.12 - 7.x.
  • Support Mozilla 1.2 for Windows.
  • Support Opera 6.0 for Mac OSX.
  • Provide "Encode special characters" option, which is an important assistant feature for CGI programmers to create dynamic menus.
  • Add "Link Prefix" feature, which simplifies your work on inputting link manually.

Fixed Bugs:

  • The bug that special effect for hiding menu does not work.
  • On Linux computer, link of sub menu does not work in browser Netscape 6, Netscape 7/ Mozilla.
  • In Netscape 6/Mozilla, the menu's font type, style, color and decoration don't change when mouse moves over or out.
  • If menu is placed in layer or table, the popup position of sub menu is not correct in Opera 7.x.
  • The cross-frame function does not work correctly when menu is in nested framesets.
  • Page appears with error if it has included two or more DHTML menu pages in the condition that these menu pages have been included continuously, meaning the page code is like: menu1 header+menu1 body+menu2 header+menu2 body...
  • On Mac OSX computer, menu does not work in Opera 6.0 .
  • The SELECT element can not be hidden automatically in Netscape 6.


Sothink DHTML Menu 4.1, Build: 30228

New Features & Fixed Bugs:

  • Fixed the bug that caused menu not to be displayed correctly when crossing frame, such as the wrong position of popup menu, JavaScript error, etc.
  • Optimized the loading and running speed in IE when loading a menu with a large number of items.
  • Accelerated the menu's running speed in Opera 7.
  • Enhanced performance in Opera.
  • Solved the problem that floating menu can not scroll when using mouse wheel in Mozilla, Netscape 6 or 7.


Sothink DHTML Menu 4.1, Build: 30220

New Features

  • Cross-Frame Wizard
    This wizard will help you to create the menu which can show cross frames.
  • Site Map
    Enable menu to generate site map according to menu structure.
  • XP compatible interface
    New interface is compatible with Windows XP.
  • Font size
    Enable to adjust font size on property window.

Fixed Bugs

  • Space between items in horizontal menu.
  • Made menu more compatible with Netscape 4.x, such as corrected errors in script code that happened in Netscape 4.X; fixed the bugs for menu to crash in Netscape 4.0.
  • The problem of background image for Opera 5.12-6.x.
  • Font align problem for Opera.
  • The refresh problem for menu's special effect
  • Menu in different height when first loading in Netscape 6.x or Mozilla.


Sothink DHTML Menu 4.0

New Features

  • A new user-friendly interface to help visual design
  • In v4.0, we have made great changes to its interface, which can be mastered easily by beginner and more convenient for your menu design. Menu Tree window
    Design the menu as if it was tree structure so as to view your menu structure clearly.
  • Floating property windows
    The floating windows bring convenience for editing: you can select the color, the font and the hover effects for your menus just by simply using these property windows. You can click "View-->" to hide or show these property windows.
  • Preview window
    Integrate the preview window within DHTMLMenu program. The preview window shows what the generated menu looks like in real time. Its background color and margin can be set as well.
  • Simplify the property setting
    Combine the property dialogs of first-level menu and sub menu items to "Popup Menu" dialog.
    Add "Global setting" dialog, which is used to set the whole menu's property.
  • Optimize menu code
    The menu code has been optimized greatly in this version. As a result of the optimization, the menu size is reduced to be 10%-20% of its original one.
  • Menu shows over form, iframe or Flash movie
    Supply a function to hide windowed elements like form, iFrame, Flash movie, so when the DHTML menu displays, these elements are hidden and do not affect menu's display.
  • Support Mac OS 9
    Menu generated by this version can be viewed in IE 5.1+ on Mac OS 9.
  • Unlimited Undo/Redo
    Provide unlimited Undo/Redo function.
  • Styles
    It is also called as Item Style Library.
    It's an annoying job to set each item's property when creating large menus. DHTMLMenu 4.0 provides a WYSIWYG "Item Style Library" feature, which enables you to save the property of any menu item and apply it to other items or even other menus.
  • Special "Select..." function
    As user requested, we add "select" function in this version.
    By clicking the "Select..." button, you can select all items or all separators so you can set their properties at the same time.
  • Free color selector
    By dragging the Color picker in Sothink DHTML Menu, users can pick any color from the screen.
  • Different arrow images in Mouse Out and Mouse Over
    When a menu item has sub menus, you can use two arrow images shown differently in Mouse Out and Mouse Over.
  • Special effect for hiding menu
    Besides the special effect for showing menu, the special effect for hiding menu is also available.
  • Inherit feature of item
    New added items can inherit the styles of the latest existing item(s).
  • More choices for item font
    DHTMLMenu offers more flexible choices while configuring item font.
    1. Customizable font list
    You can customize your personal font list or use your system font list. Click here for more.
  • Set font size in pt or px
    Support users setting font size in point or pixel.

To Web Designer

Create menu from Site Navigation Structure Generator
Once you refer a file and a directory, the "Site Navigation Structure Generator" will generate a menu automatically adhering to the link or site structure. Creating web site menu becomes so easy.

Apply a template to menu
Maybe you have seen the templates we provided and want to use one template's style in your own menu. The feature --"Apply template to menu" will help you to realize it. Choose the template you like and pick up "Popup menu style", "background", "font" or "border" style, etc. to apply to your editing menu. You can also preview the result before you make a choice.

To Advanced User

Let the menu "float" vertically, horizontally or both
When you set menu style as "float", you can choose to let the menu float vertically, float horizontally, or float both vertically and horizontally.

Save the menu's body code to an independent js file
Worry about the size of your menu page? Do not want to update every menu-page after you modify the menu? Insert so many JavaScripts into page and be confused by the codes?...
All have been solved now. Sothink DHTML Menu "Publish Wizard" provides more options, one of which enables you to save the menu's body code as an independent js file. You do not need to insert the menu's body code into your page; do not need to worry about the loading speed; do not need to update every page except this js file.

Menu report
The Menu Report function tells you the menu's size including image size, menu code size, js file size and lets you know how long the menu will be loaded with different internet accessing.



Sothink DHTML Menu 3.7, Build: 21018

New Features & Fixed Bugs:

  • Add "Center" alignment method of menu.
    Users can set the DHTML menu align CENTER without using table/cell.
  • New feature of DHTMLMenu Converting Wizard.
    For the pages inserted menu by version higher than DHTMLMenu v3.1, DHTMLMenu Converting Wizard also can check it and replace the js file with latest version so as to be convenient for updating script.
  • Fixed the problem -- "incorrect menu alignment" in Netscape & opera.
  • Solved the problem -- "incorrect mouse cursor shape on linked item" in Netscape 6.
  • Fixed some minor problems in DHTMLMenu Converting Wizard.
  • Corrected the cache problem of Netscape 4.x.
  • Fixed the problem that some platforms can not work by usage of "window.open", because their browser(or browser add-in) refused pop-up windows.


Sothink DHTML Menu 3.7, Build: 21011

New Features & Fixed Bugs:

  • Fixed the bug happened when loading the menu at first time.
  • Solved the problem that the menu was not refreshed occasionally.
  • Speed up menu loading.
  • Enable cursor to change into hand-shape when it moves over a linked item in browser Netscape 4.x.
  • Fixed a bug while processing resource files.


Sothink DHTML Menu 3.7, Build: 20819

New Features:

  • Optimized menu script code.
  • The loading and executing speed of the menu have been improved remarkably.
  • The loading and the executing speed are 40% faster in IE as well as in other browsers in various degrees, so the display of DHTML menu is more fluent.

Fixed Bugs:

  • Fixed the incorrect position problem that happened before Netscape 4.7x finished loading the menu page.
  • Worked around the problem caused by IE when using special effects in IE 5.5 and IE 6, such as the error of "Library not registered".
  • Fixed the bug in Netscape 4 that menu would appear outside the table until the page finished loading.
  • Fixed the bug that mouse had no response when a new window popped up in Netscape 6 or some texts were selected in IE 5.5.
  • Fixed the bug in IE on Mac and IE 5 -- when back to the page which contains DHTML menu, the sub menu popped up in wrong position in IE 5 and some error messages occurred in IE on Mac.
  • Fixed the bug in IE that when there are two or more lines of text following the menu in a table cell, a part of the menu was invisible.


Sothink DHTML Menu 3.6, Build: 20722

New Features & Fixed Bugs:

  • Dreamweaver integration (Dreamweaver Extension)
  • Enhanced special effects
  • Enhanced compatibility with user defined CSS
  • New templates


Sothink DHTML Menu 3.5, Build Number: 20625

New Features & Fixed Bugs:

  • Support Mac OS X browsers including IE 5.1, Netscape 6.2, Mozilla 1.0
  • Support more Windows browsers including IE 4.0+, Netscape 4.7x+, Opera 5.12+, Mozilla 0.6+

Fixed some bugs in 3.1

  • Provide a converting wizard to upgrade HTML page created by version 3.0 and 3.1
  • Faster and smoother special effects.
  • Support Web path. User can put all assets (*.js, *.gif, *.jpg) in a single place now.
  • Changeable delay time for showing popup menu


Sothink DHTML Menu 3.1

New Features & Fixed Bugs:

  • Support More Browser Version -- Netscape 4.07 or above, Mozilla 5.0
    In version 3.1, the menu generated can be shown in Netscape 4.07 or above version and Mozilla 5.0.
  • Provide a Converting Wizard to update your previous menu page
    DHTMLMenu v3.1 provides an HTML Converting Wizard, which is used to convert the HTML file that contains DHTMLMenu created in version 3.0.
  • New position method -- Float
    A new method of menu position -- Float has been added. By choosing this method, no matter users drag the scrolling bar, the menu still can be viewed.
  • Support Background image
    In this version, you can browse and choose an image as your whole menu's background.
  • Support to use same effect to hide menu
    Use the same effect with showing menu to hide the menu.
  • About Sothink DHTML Menu

    It is an easy and productive drop down menu builder to create SE friendly drop down menu, JavaScript menu for web navigation without writing a single line of code. Rich templates and preset styles let you create professional DHTML menus in no time. Free integration enables you to add menus to webpage using existing HTML editor. The menu appearance can be fully customized.
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